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Unread 09-22-2010, 07:52 PM   #1
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My rims right now look like crap, they are really dirty and have scuff marks all over them. What kinda of products could I buy to clean them, and anyway I can get rid of the scuffs?

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which gm rims do you have man?

nvm, I just took a look at your pics. Sadly because of the coating on those rims, theyre difficult to clean up. Mine are pretty much the same. Do you have any pictures of the scuffs you're talking about?
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Not at the moment, I can get some in the morning when I have better lighting. I tried spraying them with off with the water hose and dish soap but the stuff that is currently on the rims is thick.
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Not at the moment, I can get some in the morning when I have better lighting. I tried spraying them with off with the water hose and dish soap but the stuff that is currently on the rims is thick.
I use black magic's titanium wheel cleaner on mine and it helps to take off the built up brake dust. It takes some good ol elbow grease though.
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I don't know if you're actually supposed to or not, but in the past on my steel rims I used water for the loose stuff and a bit of brake parts cleaner to get the stuff that was really stuck on there. Haven't gotten around to really cleaning my new aluminum rims yet, so I dunno what I'll use.
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I don't know if you're actually supposed to or not, but in the past on my steel rims I used water for the loose stuff and a bit of brake parts cleaner to get the stuff that was really stuck on there. Haven't gotten around to really cleaning my new aluminum rims yet, so I dunno what I'll use.
I've always been weary about usin corrosives on these rims, because of the coating on them.
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Car wash and water will keep alloys clean and in good condition if done frequently, but to shift ground-in brake dust,brake dust build-up. To ensure the wax bonds to the alloy – and is at its best – clay the wheels after washing to remove contaminants.

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